[CQ-Contest] State of the email list (reflector)

N7mal n7mal at citlink.net
Sat Jul 24 16:24:22 PDT 2010

I need to respond only because I was taken so far out of context it's not 
even amusing. I am 100% in favor of moderated international mailing lists, 
like this one. The moderating should be concentrated, and limited to, those 
few morons/bozos who insist on profanity and subjects in poor taste.

The context of the word sterilized meant:'wine and roses' or 'honey and 
milk'. No one would allowed to say anything negative about any contesting 
subject. All unpopular subjects, like packet clusters or signal reports 
would no longer be allowed, in other words a "sterilized" mailing list.

Subjects like DX Clusters and signal reports keep showing up because there 
is never any real resolution them and they keep popping up in contest after 
contest. CQ magazine should be congratulated for trying to make an effort to 
clean-up its contests.

Lastly but not least and important to me: I have been told now publicly 
several times   "" If you can't or don't want to be part of a moderated 
forum (sterilized in someone's opinion), start your own "". This mailing 
list is just fine not only for me but for a very large group of people. We 
like it just the way it is. If you want a list that's "" wine and roses' or 
'honey and milk' "" then I respectfully suggest you start your own list in 
the image you want. This list is just fine as is.

Everyone in the world is
entitled to be burdened
by my opinion

----- Original Message ----- 
From: km9m-zig at comcast.net
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2010 03:47
Subject: [CQ-Contest] State of the email list (reflector)

John, you're right regarding nasty-grams and to think before hitting the 
send key.
Most lists like these are moderated, these moderators exercise great 
You exercise more than I ever would have, and that's a tip of the hat to you 

Some of my thoughts on the past and present:

If you can't or don't want to be part of a moderated forum (sterilized in 
someone's opinion),
start your own, or find one that suits your liking. I don't think they're 
asking for too much here.

This is not the vhf reflector, and I personally could care less what goes on 
I do care about here. (CQ-Contest)

I believe in airing opinions and grievances, (I am here) but it seems that 
all some of you guys do..
the same piss and moan session every season, after every contest.
If you're truly that unhappy, write a letter to the particular contest 

Most everyone at some time has said or agreed to the premise we need to 
bring "new blood"
into the hobby. Tonight we hear from "a kid" that is already fed up with all 
the b.s. that's been
going on here and contesting in general.

I'm not looking for a fight, or to tick people off. (but it's going to 
happen) A return to civility and
constructive discussions on contesting would be nice. As far as "ie", etc in 
contest rules....
do we really need to hire attorneys to tell us what the "spirit of the 
rules" mean?

Zig - KM9M
below the lil pistol tier of stations

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